Wills, Trusts & Probate
Making a Will is something that most of us do not consider doing but it is important to ensure that our affairs are properly in order for our loved ones when we die. Making a Will is relatively straightforward and really is not very expensive. However, in spite of this, seven out of ten people in the UK die without a Will.
At Larcomes our private client specialists can give you accessible, cost-effective and expert legal advice on the various types of Wills and which one would best suit your individual needs, together with advice on dealing with high value assets including issues such as Inheritance Tax and Trusts.
At Larcomes we will give you practical advice and ask you about things that you have not considered such as who to appoint as your executors and the naming of guardians for your children if you die before they reach 18.
Larcomes offer fixed fees on simple wills for one person at £195 plus VAT and £375 plus VAT for married couples. For a free, no obligation quote, please complete our Will Questionnaire.
Dealing with somebody’s legal affairs when they die can be complicated, distressing and lengthy often taking many months to complete. When someone dies, if you are named as an Executor of a Will you will need to apply for a Grant of Probate. This is an official document which you may need to administer the deceased’s estate. Here at Larcomes we can take that burden away for you and we offer a fixed fee of £700 plus disbursements for obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf.
If you have been appointed as an Executor or you are a close relative of someone who has passed away without making a Will, you may be responsible for dealing with the Estate. Our team of experts has a wealth of experience in providing valuable assistance in such difficult circumstances.
Equally, if you feel that you have not been properly provided for in a Will or if you have any concerns regarding the circumstances in which a Will was made, we can also advise you.
Larcomes can help you with the task of getting probate, dealing with the assets of the estate and help you ensure that the wishes of the deceased are carried out.
Trusts can be set up during your lifetime or through your Will. Whilst not the primary reason for setting up a trust, tax remains an important consideration. We can provide you with specialist advice on how to maximise legitimate opportunities for saving tax through the use of trusts.
This is a highly complex and constantly changing area of law and our team at Larcomes can provide you with clear, up-to-date, professional advice on how to plan ahead for your future and for that of your beneficiaries.
To speak with one of our team please give us a call on 023 9244 8100.